Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

Shprygin, who was twice deported from France a year ago during Euro 2016, said he had been notified by organisers that his fan-ID, needed to attend matches, had been cancelled.

Marquez is the only player at the tournament to have previously lifted the Confederations Cup, doing so when hosts Mexico beat Brazil 4-3 in the 1999 final.

Russian Federation went ahead in the first half of the Group A encounter through what was credited as an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall, and Smolov wrapped up the victory in the 69th minute.

"To ensure security of events at the Confederations Cup, a group of forces and means of Russia's Emergencies Ministry consisting of more than 23,000 people, around 2,000 pieces of equipment and 66 aircraft is involved", a spokesperson from the Ministry told Russia's state news agency TASS.

Russia's fast start contrasted with New Zealand seeming unsettled early in a game that began after an unusual pre-match ceremony. Though 50,251 were in St. Petersburg Stadium that still left more than 10,000 empty seats.

Along with Team Russia, they will welcome teams from seven countries: New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico (Group A); and Germany, Chile, Cameroon and Australia (Group B).

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Pushing high up the field to apply pressure when their opposition have the ball is a key pillar of All Whites coach Anthony Hudson's game plan.

"They have players with quality in all positions, but I believe their style will stay the same. We could have been more aggressive". "But, having taken stock of the game itself, it wasn't as bad as it felt at the time", he said.

Despite the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal, the UEFA Euro 2016 winners drew 2-2 with Mexico.

The European champions will open the Group A program on Sunday against Mexico in Kazan.

Alexander Yerokhin sparked the attack with an interception around 30 yards from goal, and his pass was helped on by Poloz into the path of Denis Glushakov. The president prefers ice hockey and saw a team that carried fervent hopes of an Olympic title lose on home ice in the quarterfinals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Russian authorities insist that the Confederations Cup's ticketing system, which requires ticket holders to apply for a personalised fan-ID, ensures that all fans are screened and troublemakers are kept away.

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